Apple Chutney

Apple Chutney


The farmers market has been bursting with apples over the last few weeks and it was time that I got around to doing something with them other than just snacking on them. I have been getting into chutneys lately and I was thinking that a spicy apple chutney would be a great idea. After searching the web for apple chutney recipes I decided to just go with a variation of the recipe that I have been using for chutneys. One thing that I did notice about the recipes that I did find was that most of them called for the use of tart green apples. I thought it would be a shame to not use some of those amazing varieties of apples available at the farmers market and so I used a mixture of a few of them. From there I added some onion, garlic, ginger and a jalapeno for a bit of heat. Cider vinegar was the obvious choice for the vinegar component and I went with brown sugar for the sweet component. With this being an apple chutney I could not pass up on adding raisins and a few spices that I remind me of apples. The chutney was as simple to make as throwing everything into a pot simmering it on the stove until it thickened. My apartment was filled with an amazing aroma of apples and spice while it simmered. The apple chutney turned out great! It was sweet and savoury at the same time with a nice blend of spices and a touch of heat. I am now looking forward to using the apple chutney in other dishes.

Apple Chutney

(makes 4 cups)
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:
1 pound apples (peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces)
1 small onion (diced)
1 jalapeno pepper(diced)
1 tablespoon garlic (chopped)
1 tablespoon ginger (chopped)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon cayenne

Directions:
1. Bring everything to a boil in a large sauce pan, reduce the heat and simmer until it thickens, about 45-60 minutes.

Similar Recipes:
Roasted Apple Sauce
Apple Butter
Cranberry Chutney
Mango Chutney
Onion Chutney

Use in:
Curried Chicken Salad Sandwich with Apple Chutney
Bacon Wrapped Roast Pork with Apple Chutney
Roast Pork Sandwich with Apple Chutney
Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Apple Chutney

39 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

What delightful flavors! That chutney is very unique...

Cheers,

Rosa

Anncoo said...

Looks awesome and love the picture too!

VeggieGirl said...

Beautiful fall spread!

♥peachkins♥ said...

brilliant idea. never encountered apple chutney before

Jeff said...

Very nice. We have been in an apple mood lately and I agree 9 out 10 times they just get ate. I really have a desire to make a large batch of applesauce for the winter time.

Christy said...

Fantastic combination of flavors! Your picture is awesome.

George Gaston said...

Kevin, your chutney looks amazing! There is nothing like a good chutney. I definitely will be making some for our Thanksgiving. Thanks

Beth said...

This sounds like a great recipe. I always make chitney to give as Christmas presents

meeso said...

That's about the tastiest way to eat an apple, yum!

Spryte said...

YUM! I LOVE apple chutney!! That looks delicious! It would be perfect with a cheese platter and some wine!

Jenn said...

I love the smell of cooking apples. Awesome chutney! I sually end up eating the apples I get straight up. Hopefully I can restrain myself to eventually cook with them.

margot said...

Me ha ecantado tu Chutney.
Me encanta tu blog,como cocinas y tus fotos,
Besos
Margot

blackberry said...

Know what Kev? A pork roast would be divine with this.

Meeko Fabulous said...

One of my friend's referred me to your blog! OMG! All this stuff looks positively mouth-watering! I'm your newest follower! :)

Sook said...

I just love all of your pictures. So colorful and elegant! Apples in the fall are the greatest! They smell and taste so good. I want to try your apple chutney.

violet @aviolettintedlife said...

great idea to make chutney! gorgeous picture. I am loving ALL of your creative sparks, you are so inspiring!

Helene said...

I'm bookmarking this one Kevin. I love that you are using local ingredients. I'll try with the variety of apples that I'll find at my market.

screwdestiny said...

Mmm, I love chutneys. And I actually have never seen an apple one before. Looks delicious.

You know what I'd really like to see a blog post about, Kevin? I'd like to see you give us a tour of your (closet-sized) kitchen. Just because it's featured right in the title of your blog and I'd really like to see just exactly you have to work with that makes it so you're able to pull out such great dishes all the time.

Mary said...

What a fantstic combination of ingredients! I really love this, Kevin.

allie said...

This looks fantastic. I found the link through your mouth-watering grilled cheese. Now it's what I'm having for dinner tonight. I love your blog. Very inspirational. Keep up the great work!

Ann said...

Hi Kevin :) I just made this (literally) and it is DELICIOUS! ~Ann

Ann said...

Hi Kevin :) I just made this (literally) and it is DELICIOUS! ~Ann

Connie said...

I made this and it was delicious! I had it on a grilled cheese and think that it would also taste great on a hot dog or hamburger. Thanks for the recipe!

Lori said...

I like the look of your recipe. I was wondering what kind of apples you used. Did you use Ganny Smiths?

Kevin said...

Lori: I like to use a mix of apples but you cannot go wrong with the granny smith apples.

Ranjani said...

This looks delicious! I made some celery root and potato latkes recently, and I think this would be the perfect accompaniment for next time I make them

Heather Goldsworthy Photographer said...

So easy!
I had to modify the recipe slightly based on what I had in the pantry but it turned out great! Perfect accompaniment to the spice rubbed pork loin we had.

Bill said...

I made this as is. The jalapeƱo overwhelmed the end result. I have only used jalapeƱos twice before so am not a good judge of potency.

I let it sit for a week, doubled the apples and brown sugar, cooked for another 30-45 minutes. The result was transcendent. I gave part of the batch to the friend who gave me the apples and I'm pretty sure he and his wife also ate the container it came in.

Anonymous said...

This recipe looks delish! I'm going to make it later tonight. :-)

Does anyone know how long this will last in the fridge?

Thanks!

Kevin said...

Anonymous: With the sugar and vinegar in this chutney it will keep a long time in the fridge. I've kept it in the fridge for up to 6-8 weeks before it was finished.

Anonymous said...

This stuff is good. Found the recipe and of course I didn't have everything it called for, so made a few adjustments. Used dried cranberries instead of raisins and was out of fresh ginger, so added a little more ground ginger. thanks for sharing the recipe!

Susan P. said...

I love the recipes, Kevin!

Aliyia said...

Just made this it's AWESOME! and shared the recipe with 3 friends! I only added cardamom...having a little addition to that right now...GREAT RECIPE!!!

Endang said...

Love this and want to try it soon!

VittleMeister said...

I watched the 3 finalists in Food Network Star. Damaris Phillips made a sandwich with sweet potato biscuits for the bread and centered with roasted pork loin and mustard apple chutney. I made that for dinner last night, adding mustard to this Closet Cooking recipe for apple chutney. It turned out awesome. I did leave out a few spices. Anyways, that was exciting and stumbling on your site is too. Thanks for the recipe.

Kevin Lynch said...

VittleMeister: Mustard would be a nice addition!

Kathleen Doyle said...

Just made this to use up a bunch of apples in the fridge - and it is amazing! I cut way back on the jalapeno because I am a wimp with heat. Just put in a small amount and it is absolutely delicious! Now I just need some yummy brie or any kind of cheese and crackers! So good! Next time - adding mustard!

4k said...

Looks super yummy!

Uncle Woody's Gourmet Peameal On-a-Bun said...

This is incredibly good. I was looking for another condiment for our back bacon on a bun and tried this. We've run out every week and I'm now doubling up the batch every week due to the demand.

Thanks for posting this Kevin. You've helped to make our little farmers market stall more memorable!

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